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  1. #21
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Chicken chaser:
    I just picked it up at the local farm store , not sure the variety. Yes, it is dark brown and not nearly as sweet as most of the common honeys . It does well in mid summer beacuse it hardly needs any rain to germinate

  2. #22
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    bryan, texas
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    i was told u have to sow it... anyone know if u can just throw it in a field? does it reseed itself?

  3. #23
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    Lavaca county, Texas
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    We sowed ours, in shallow soil, and ran the drag over it to cover it lightly. It does not like to be planted deeply. The heirloom varieties will self seed, the newer ones will not.

    Good luck!
    Summer

  4. #24
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    Weatherford,Texas,USA
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    All I did was use the teeth on my box blade to bust up the soil. That was about 3 weeks ago and it finally rained yesterday. So I'm hopeful to see them pop up soon.

  5. #25
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    Aroostook Maine
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Hi am new here but when we planted buckwheat last year we didnt sow it and it worked great.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    ok, so if I can't get my buffalograss to germinate how likely am I to get buckwheat to germinate? I have wasted a LOT of seed in the last 4 years. How did yours do Jaseemtp?
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsi View Post
    ok, so if I can't get my buffalograss to germinate how likely am I to get buckwheat to germinate? I have wasted a LOT of seed in the last 4 years. How did yours do Jaseemtp?
    Did you try the Purple Tansy? I just read this thread and I'd like to plant some of it just for the view. If someone on here tells me that it will do well here I am going to definitely plant some.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardsonTX View Post
    Did you try the Purple Tansy? I just read this thread and I'd like to plant some of it just for the view. If someone on here tells me that it will do well here I am going to definitely plant some.

    I did not try the purple tansy, I was going to order seed and it stopped raining. In my recent experience of the last 4 years, if it isn't raining it is a very bad time to buy seed. or you can buy and refrigerate and wait for rain.
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: buckwheat in Texas

    Chicken Chaser :
    Yes, I planted the common variety ,and yes I crushed combed some of it. Very unique, dark brown, not at the molasses stage though, and a different taste
    Dad always said " Smart like tractor, strong like bull "

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